Deans are assigned to a specific grade level, or group of grade levels, to regularly monitor student performance and proactively identify those who need support or are making exceptional strides.
Deans play a very specific role in developing and orchestrating a plan for students who need additional support above what is offered in the classroom. First, they meet with the student and assess, then they employ a plethora of strategies such as extra teacher hours, peer tutoring, executive functioning and organizational support.
Most importantly, whether a student is on a Student Support Plan or not, we celebrate success as students inevitably make strides towards achieving their individual goals as scholars.
All teachers are required to hold weekly office hours that are available to students (and parents) who either want to check in on progress, review content or homework, work on some extra skills or more.